Compare only to your self. Never compare your self to others.
Lots of us struggle with this psychological health principle. Most of us compare ourselves to others even since childhood.
We can always discover an infinite number of categories upon which we can compare ourselves to others. Plus … an infinite number of people to compare ourselves to.
In family relationships. In sport. In school. In appearances. In accomplishments. At work. In Facebook and social media.
Job title. Income level. House size. Type of car. Academic degrees. Medals or awards. Social status. Worldly possessions. The list is endless!
“It’s always Alma my Dad is praising. He showers her with gifts on birthdays. I only get a few,” Tina recalled about her childhood during a Viber session.
Now a young working adult, Tina struggles in the office. She finds her self constantly getting depressed, constantly comparing her self to her other female co-employees.
One time, during a board presentation, Tina received commendation from the CEO. She remarked with teary eyes, “Thanks boss! But I think the other one looks better!”
Comparing your self to others, to be honest, is a type of character flaw and mental/spiritual disorder.
It’s foolish to compare. It doesn’t give you any good.
It creates envy, steals your peace, and wastes opportunities in your life. Comparison only makes us feel bad about ourselves.
Once you start and do it, it never finds an end.
As Theodore Roosevelt put it, “Comparison is a thief of joy.”
Your own person, gifts, and contributions to the world are unique to you and your life’s purpose/calling.
Compare only to your self. Compare your self to who you were and who you want to become.
“Comparison robs us of precious time. We each get 86,400 seconds each day. And using even one to compare your self or your accomplishments to another is one second too many.” — Joshua Becker